The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is for students who have completed the PADI Open Water Diver Course or any other Dive Organisation entry level diving course. This PADI dive course focuses on expanding your diving experiences and building the knowledge from your PADI Open Water Diver course.

We will take you on five exciting Adventure Dives (two core & three elective dives). The course generally takes 2 or 3 days.

Book Online and we can register you if you request, for the online version of the PADI Adventure In Diving Lite manual to download and study before arriving.


  • Must be a PADI Open Water Diver or the equivalent from another dive organisation.
  • Must be 15 years or older (12 to 14 years old will be PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Divers).
  • Must be able to swim.
  • Must be in good health (Divers with a history of medical illness must obtain a certificate from a doctor allowing them to dive.)


  • Day 1: 8 AM – 12 PM: Knowledge Reviews with 2 shore dives or 2 boat dives.
  • Day 2: 8 AM – 3 PM: Boat Day Trip 2 dives.
The remaining dive(s) can be done at night (shore) or next day on the boat (2 dives).

*Students should wait at least 18 hours after their last dive before flying.

Medical Statement

Guests may check the Medical Statement here in advance. A doctors certificate is only required when:

* The candidate can answer ‘YES’ to any item on the statement

Please go to this link to download the Medical Statement. If you can answer ‘YES’ to any item please take a copy of this statement and present it to the doctor for him to sign.

What's Included...

  • PADI Certification Fees.
  • Marine Park Entrance Fees.
  • Return Transport from Jungle Divers to the Dive Boat.
  • Safety Gear: Whistle, UW Noise Maker and a Surface Marker Buoy.
  • Tanks & Weights
  • Experienced & Knowledgeable Certified Instructor.
  • Snacks & Drinks.
  • Lunch on the Boat for Day Trips.

What's not Included...

  • PADI Course Manuals.
  • Return Transportation from your Hotel to the Jungle Divers Dive Center.
  • Dock Fees if Picked Up at your Hotel's Pier.
  • Dive Equipment, Dive Computer and Wetsuits.
  • Towels (we rent towels)
  • Gratuities
  • 5 adventure dives
  • Courses start any day

The course is split into 2 parts:

Students complete the knowledge review with the aid of the Adventures in Diving manual.
Students perform the skills for each of the 5 Adventure dives.

Course Schedule

  • Day 1: 8 AM – 12 PM: Knowledge Reviews with 2 shore dives or 2 boat dives.
  • Day 2: 8 AM – 3 PM: Boat Day Trip 2 dives.
The remaining dive(s) can be done at night (shore) or next day on the boat (2 dives).

Theory classes are conducted in our air-conditioned classroom or beach side restaurant.

Unlike the open water course there are no long video sessions

Pick up service is not included. Guests need to make their own way to our dive center for the trip meeting point.

More Details

(Part 1): Theory

Students are required to answer the questions in each knowledge review with the use of the Adventures in Diving Manual. The manual is available online if students wish to study in advance of arriving.

Did you know that you can complete the theory in advance of arriving by using PADI’s eLearning classes available at PADI’s website? Please see here for more information

(Part 2): Open Water Dives

There are 5 Adventure dives in an Advanced Open Water Diver course. The course will take 2-3 days depending upon which dives are selected.

Compulsory Dives
There are two dives which are compulsory:The Deep Adventure Dive and the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive.

Elective Dives
You may pick 3 elective dives from these options:

Delayed Surface Marker Buoy
Digital Underwater Imaging (Need to do the full course)
Dive Against Debris
Enriched Air Nitrox (Need to do the full course)
Fish Identification
Peak Performance Buoyancy
Search & Recovery
Shark Conservation
Underwater Naturalist


Must be over the age of 15 years
Must be healthy to dive
Must be a certified open water diver